Oh, I know what you're thinking. PJs. What writer could require more? Sitting around in your pajamas all day, clacking away on the keyboard -- every writer's dream.
WARNING: This can get chilly if you sleep in the nude.
Now, I'm not saying I haven't been there and done that.
(The pajamas thing. Not writing in the nude thing. Well, except that one time, when it was really hot and the air conditioner was broken, and I thought I was alone in the house, but... *Ahem* Never mind.)
But the well-outfitted writer needs more than comfy flannel to aid in the pursuit of a career in the literary arts.
A nice, tailored Armored Suit -- to protect skin that is never quite thick enough to withstand the early onslaught of rejection. Later, after publication, you can recycle it to wear while reading reviews.
The ever-necessary Patience Panties -- to remind you not to get too ruffled while you're waiting. Because there will be Waiting. Followed by more Waiting. Interspersed with a healthy dose of Anticipating and a dash of Expecting.
Another must, Steel-Toed Boots -- the better to kick your crit partners into gear when they need it:
In that same vein, you better get yourself some Padded Underdrawers -- for when your crit partners are kicking your butt into gear. (May be worn in conjunction with Patience Panties, if both are needed at the same time.)
No wardrobe would be complete without Accessories:
A Muffler -- for those times (like after two or six glasses of wine) it would be better to keep your
Bulky Mittens -- to keep you from typing that bitter rant about "Author X," the untalented hack who somehow managed to get published AND make a gazillion dollars while your brilliance has thus far gone un- (or under-) appreciated by the masses.
And finally, a Megaphone -- to help you shout out encouragement to your fellow strugglers along the Great Writing Path.
To all my Writer Buds: HANG IN THERE!
Can you think of any wardrobe additions? Please share.